On 06/25, the finals for the Song King Competition were successfully held at SPACE KTV. Among them, JiangNan Lin won first place.The second and third place winners were Lily and Teddy Tian respectively.
Mr. Zhang Chen, the founder of Zhang Chen Art School, was the main judge of this competition. Zhang Chen Art School is a cradle for future singers and has achieved excellent results in the past few years, gaining support and sponsorship from people in the DFW area. The owner of SPACE Kasey & Sean were the organizers of the competition and thank all the guests for their great support to make this competition a success.
On June 18, 2022, the Asian Cultural and Education Society USA was invited to participate in the June Independence Day Parade in Denton, which began at the Denton City Civic Center and proceeded through downtown Denton, past the TWU University campus, and to Fred Moore Park. The floats in the parade handed out candy along the way and was well received by the local residents, especially the African-American residents, and the parade received an award from the organizers. You can click here for more pictures.
The U.S. federal government declared the end of slavery for African-Americans in the Thirteenth Constitutional Amendment in early 1863, and Texas did not give them their freedom until June 19, 1865. In 1980, Texas was the first state to make Juneteenth a state holiday, introduced and then legislated by Democratic State Representative Edward. On June 15, 2021, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, and the next day the House of Representatives voted 415 to 14 in favor. President Joe Biden signed the bill into law on June 17, designating Juneteenth as a national holiday commemorating the abolition of slavery in the United States, and the government said most federal employees could take the holiday off to celebrate.
Asian Cultural and Educational Association President Jian Xie thanked the organizers Juneteenth University, INC and Mr. D.J. Cox for the invitation and the heartfelt admiration for the emancipation of black slaves and the efforts to fight for African-Americans today! She would also like to thank the volunteers for their support and sponsors. These include Sofia Vig, who drove a long way down despite the fatigue of just returning from a trip abroad, Shivalika and Xima who helped spread candy along the way, and Jessica Wu who helped with the designs and purchases. A big thanks to Ming Place China Bistro and Zhao Star China Bistro for their sponsorship.
The Asian Cultural and Education Society USA is an officially registered 501C3 organization that welcomes everyone to volunteer to help promote culture and work together to provide opportunities for youth to develop their talents. For details please contact [email protected], webpage: www.acaesusa.org.
The Asian Cultural and Education Society USA Summer Cultural Awareness Program was successfully held on June 4th. This year’s event was planned and executed entirely by the Asian Cultural and Education Society USA Youth Council. Thanks to our sponsor, Onion Creek Ranch, for the over 200 acres of land and the lake housing lotus flowers, running deer, wildflowers, and a shooting range. The wide open space made this event even more informative than last year, and both parents and children had a great time.
The camp’s directors, Jessica Wu and Andy Xu thank the campers for their great performances and their parents for their support.
Amy, Jessica, Andy, and Samuel met ahead of time to discuss the event and decided to run it in conjunction with the Asian Cultural and Education Society Youth Leadership Camp. The youth volunteers who came to the training used their knowledge to plan and organize the event with greater efficiency.
From left to right: Emily Wang, Warner Yan, Dayou Wu, Crystal Luong, Andy Xu, Jessica Wu and Eric Wang. We also thank the youth volunteers Amy Xu, Samuel Wu, Joanne Jin, Eric Wang, Amber Wang, Grace Wang and William Xu who overcame Covid -19 virus and the hot weather to organize the event successfully. The event was well received by the parents who attended the camp.
On the day of the event, each volunteer enthusiastically welcomed new friends, and they introduced each other to their new friends. The students made gifts for the Independence Day parade, strung charity sale bracelets, made dumplings and Zongzi, rafted in the lake, fished, roasted marshmallows at night, and looked at the moon through a big telescope. Also, the students and the parents shot guns on the firing range, barbecued BBQ for dinner, grilled lamb kebabs. We listened to each of the parents share their favorite stories about their children and laughed until late at night.
Asian Cultural and Educational Society USA is a 501C3 non profit organization, You can join ACAESUSA by sending an email to [email protected].
New statewide organization brings DFW’s Asian American leaders together Asian Texans for Justice (ATJ), a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization hosted an evening of community building with DFW’s Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) leaders.
In attendance included APAPA North Texas Chapter, Women of Asian Descent, Korean American Coalition, The Progressive Vietnamese American Organization, OCA-DFW, and many others. ATJ’s executive director, Lily Trieu and senior strategy consultant, Mingfei Alice Yi hosted the open invite AAPI Community Happy Hour in Irving, TX on April 14th. Asian Texans for Justice envisions a future where all people feel bold in their belonging by connecting Asian Texans of all intersectional identities to meaningful civic action to build personal and political power for future generations.
ATJ will continue to work with DFW leaders and others across the state to strengthen the AAPI coalition. They work on issues such as voter engagement and education, census and redistricting, advocacy for Asian American studies, language access and other important issues across the state.
Chairman of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Council Tong Chen-yuan on March 22 in Houston Chinese Cultural and Educational Services Center, presented the Fu Mo Sha Overseas Chinese Affairs Professional Medal to Overseas Chinese Affairs Advisory Board member Mu Chenghua, thanking him for his long service in the overseas Chinese community, and the promotion of Chinese language education. (Click here for more pictures)
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston Director Luo Fuwen, Houston Cultural Education Center Director Chen Yifang and Deputy Director Huang Yili and more than 50, from Houston and Dallas, friends and family from all walks of life in the field. Chen-yuan Tung said in his speech, Mu Chenghua in Dallas to promote overseas Chinese affairs and overseas Chinese education work for 50 years, making a lot of contributions, serving the overseas Chinese community during the establishment of the Dallas Chinese Activities Center and Chinese School, for the unity of overseas Chinese community. He stressed that he was very happy to present the medal to Houston as a congratulatory gift on Mr.Mu’s 80th birthday, and hoped that Mu would continue to carry forward his legacy; this year coincides with the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission, and congratulated the Commission on its happy birthday. Meng Min kuan shared Mu Chenghua’s story, that he has dedicated his life to the development of traditional culture, served as the principal and chairman of the board of directors of the Hua Xing Chinese School, continued efforts to promote the work of overseas Chinese and heritage education work, dedication to the spirit of admiration, thank him for his own carry and cultivation.
He has also founded the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, the Dallas Chinese Activities Center, the Chinese Voters Association, and assisted in the establishment of the Glorious Society, the Double Ten National Day Preparatory Committee, the Chinese Association of Societies, the Blue Sky Golf Club, the Dallas Sun Yat-sen Academic Research Association, Mu has organized three Miss Chinatown pageants, served as he has hosted countless National Day dinners and received countless political and business officials and leaders from all over the world. Mr. Vincent Hsiao, the outgoing Vice President, was visiting Dallas as the Director of the Bureau of International Trade when he caught a bad cold and was not allowed to move around in the hotel. In that year, the chairman of the board of directors of Hua Xing Nursery School, Jonah Koo, went to Dallas to attend the International Women’s Conference. Perhaps due to her diet, she suffered from diarrhea and had to be sent to Dallas Hospital. When she was admitted to the hospital, she found an Oriental-faced doctor who was with her from beginning to end, and was always there to help with her care. Why do you care so much about a person you don’t know? Mr. Mu said, “Chairman, I am not a resident, I am an alumnus of Huaxing and I have been nurtured by Huaxing.
Director Yang Jin-Tian, who worked at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, was going back to Houston for a meeting after attending Eddie Bernice Johnson’s re-election celebration dinner in Dallas. By the time Commissioner Mu was ready to drive Director Yang to the airport, his legs were too sore to step on the brakes. When Mr. Mu accompanied Mayor Steve Bartlett of Dallas and Congressman Eddie Bernice Johnson to Taiwan to meet President Ma, he made warm arrangements along the way and did a beautiful job of national diplomacy. Mr.Mu of this life, in his back silently support his people, is Mu’s wife – Ms. Luo Fenglan, this year is also their 50th wedding anniversary of the golden wedding joy.
Mu expressed his sincere gratitude for the medal, and said that he grew up in Hua Xing Nursery since childhood, and was deeply concerned by the country’s support and care for the community, and that it was his duty to give back to the overseas Chinese community. After returning to the U.S., he and his friends set up the Chinese School, which has grown from 92 students to more than 1,400 students. For the overseas Chinese community he is very grateful, and hope that overseas Chinese community in the leadership of Chen-yuan Tung more prosperous and strong.
In the evening after the award ceremony, American First National Bank Chairman Wu Wenlong specially set up a seafood banquet to entertain everyone. Toasting and celebrating, we spent a happy evening.
The next morning, Mr. Chen-yuan Tung had a talk with the overseas leaders of the Dallas Chinese American community.